NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


Underwater Greenhouses

(Photos: Nemo's Garden)

To grow, plants need stable temperatures, exposure to sunlight, water, and protection from parasites. While scuba diving off the coast of Italy, Sergio Gamberini had an idea about how he could provide all four: he could build greenhouses underwater.

Thus was born Nemo's Garden. This project has erected lightweight offshore greenhouses. The plants are close enough to the surface of the water that they receive sunlight. The seawater evaporates inside the canopy to provide fresh water. And predatory insects can't reach the plants.

This sustainable form of agriculture can make previously unused coastal areas agriculturally productive. Nemo's Garden offers large greenhouses like the ones you see above, as well as smaller, hobbyist greenhouses that house single plants.

-via NotCot


Newest 1
Newest 1 Comment

Login to comment.
Email This Post to a Friend
"Underwater Greenhouses"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More